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Top Waterfront Campgrounds & RV Parks

May 20, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

Contact: John Sullaway
Content Editor
Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory

Top Parks with Waterfront Camping Chosen by the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory

Every year, legions of RVers set out to explore the more than 100,000 miles of lake and ocean shoreline in North America. According to a recent study by PKF Consulting, 48 percent of RVers hit the water to go fishing, while 14 percent of RV travelers go canoeing and kayaking. Many RVers tow their own watercraft, while others rent vessels or simply enjoy the ambiance of the shoreline.

To help travelers find the top RV parks that offer the best waterfront camping, the editors and consultants of the Good Sam RV Travel guide and Campground Directory have compiled a list of the top RV Parks on North America’s finest coastal areas. Boasting RV parks from across North America, the list is tailored for RV travelers seeking to park their RVs a short distance from swimming, fishing, boating or other water activities.

The Good Sam RV Travel Guide’s Top Waterfront parks are:05-May-Waterfront-92135701

Campland On The Bay, San Diego, California
Caspar Beach RV Park & Campground, Mendocino, California
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, Newport Beach, California
Pomo RV Park & Campground, Fort Bragg, California
Beverly Beach Camptown RV Resort, Flagler Beach, Florida
Camp Gulf , Destin, Florida
Carrabelle Beach RV Resort, Carrabelle Beach, Florida
Destin West RV Resort, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Emerald Coast RV Beach Resort, Panama City Beach, Florida
North Beach Camp Resort, St Augustine, Florida
River’S End Campground & RV Park, Tybee Island, Georgia
Louisiana State Parks, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Castle Rock Lakefront Campground, St Ignace, Michigan
Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping, Mackinaw City, Michigan
Soaring Eagle Hideaway RV Park, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Traverse Bay RV Resort, Traverse City, Michigan
Cajun RV Park, Biloxi, Mississippi
Cottonwood Cove Resort, Cottonwood Cove, Nevada
Lake Mead RV Village, Boulder City, Nevada
Laughlin/Avi Casino KOA, Laughlin, Nevada
Frisco Woods Campground, Frisco, North Carolina
Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort For Campers, Emerald Isle, North Carolina
Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, Manteo, North Carolina
Beach Resort At Turtle Rock, Gold Beach, Oregon
Lakewood Camping Resort, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach Travel Park, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Pirateland Family Camping Resort, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Dellanera RV Park, Galveston, Texas
Island RV Resort, Port Aransas, Texas
Marina Bay RV Resort, Kemah, Texas
Cherrystone Family Camping Resort, Cheriton, Virginia
Columbia Riverfront RV Park, Woodland, Washington
Point Hudson Marina & RV Park, Port Townsend, Washington

Hitting the Shore

While many RVers tow their own boats to waterfront destinations, a number of RV parks on the list provide watercraft rentals to customer. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, Newport Beach, California, rents sailboats, kayaks, electric boats, pedal boats and Stand Up paddleboards to guests for cruising around Newport Harbor.

Likewise, Soaring Eagle Hideaway RV Park in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, rents out canoes, kayaks and paddleboats for guests who want to venture out on Grewes Lake, which is fully stocked for fishing. Also providing facilities for fishing is Beverly Beach Camptown RV Resort, Flagler Beach, Florida, which rents out fishing gear, bait and tackle for travelers.

Good Sam Guide

RV travelers can find more information about waterfront parks in the 2013 Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory, which combines two of the RV industry’s most popular and respected brands—the Trailer Life Directory and Woodall’s Campground Directory—into one comprehensive volume. The guide contains detailed information about more than 8,000 private RV parks across North America; each campground is personally inspected and rated by the Good Sam’s consultant teams.

The guide also includes lifestyle features, regional trip guides and essential travel facts. Readers can get vital tech tips, learn about must-see points of interest in all of North America’s states and provinces, follow a meal and fitness planner and get Road Ready with a special products section. Also included are guides to RV-related state laws and information needed for trouble-free trips into Canada and Mexico.

For more information about the 2013 Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory, click on


2 Responses to “Top Waterfront Campgrounds & RV Parks”
  1. Very informative, look forward to each posting.

  2. J Michael Hutchins says:

    I noticed three parks listed from Myrtle Beach… But the highest rated campground was omitted. Willow Tree RV Resort, while technically in Longs, SC, is a wonderful campground that boasts a 36 acre lake, with inflatables, a beach area, fishing, and paddle boats. More importantly, you are not parked on top of your neighbor. This park is worth a visit!

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